The holidays are here! As you plan gift swaps, tree lightings and shopping trips, you may be wondering - what’s on the menu for all the fun family meals in between?
We’ve got you covered! We all know that the holiday season is about more than one or two big family dinners—it’s about those hearty meals after a long day of shopping, or impromptu catch-ups with old friends on the days when everyone’s in the seasonal spirit and looking for something fun to do. Just read on for a few flavorful tips on how to host family and friends as they visit for the festive season ahead.
Love your leftovers
When you’re feeding a crowd over Thanksgiving weekend or other special occasions, leftovers are your friend! Use them in fun, exciting ways so that each meal feels unique and different from the last—for example, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner can be turned into a mouthwatering sandwich on Black Friday. Don’t hold back, either! Mix in holiday staples like cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes for a creamy, hearty experience.
Have Colt’s leftovers in the fridge? Brisket can be turned into a delicious hash the morning after a holiday gathering—and Mac & Cheese can be added to a grilled cheese or patty melt for a truly decadent dish. The key is to never underestimate the power of a leftover to satisfy in fresh, unexpected ways long after the first or second helping!
Try fun, flavorful drinks
Hosting family for the holidays? Refreshing drinks are sure to hit the spot after a long day of travel—plus, they seem to make every meal, even late-night snacks at home, feel that much more special. Now is a great time to pick out a few fun cocktail recipes or stock up on a delicious local beer. Kids, too, can enjoy fun, playful beverages in the form of peppermint milkshakes, pumpkin spice hot cocoa or fruit-infused water served up in special glasses for an added flourish.
Create the perfect ambiance
Simple steps like making a party playlist or stringing up some colorful lights can make those “in-between” meals feel that much more special.
Opt for an effortless meal
When it comes to crafting the right menu, leave the work to us! At this time of year, we tend to gravitate toward crowd-pleasing comfort foods, and barbecue offers exactly that. Fortunately, you don’t need to fire up the grill yourself—focus on entertaining your friends and family and let Colt’s handle the meal! Did you know that we can cater your meal? Or that you can order bulk servings of your favorite barbecue entrees and flavorful sides? These are perfect for picking up at the end of a long day of holiday shopping, hosting friends for an impromptu get-together, or on a night when you’re scrambling to pick up family from the airport and need an effortless way to feed everyone well! Whatever the occasion may be, we’ve got you covered.
The more, the merrier!
When it comes to company during the holiday season, the old saying rings true—the more, the merrier! Fortunately, bulk barbecue pick-up or drop-off by Colt’s helps make holiday entertaining that much easier to enjoy. Invite friends, family, neighbors or anyone you might know who could use some seasonal spirit and quality company! (Plus, even if all your friends have separate plans for Thanksgiving itself, our barbecue options are perfect for a Wednesday night “Friendsgiving” or Black Friday potluck.)
We hope that these hosting ideas help you turn every meal into a mini holiday! Colt’s Pig Stand will be here all season long to serve up fresh flavors and hearty dishes the whole family will enjoy.